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Raoul

Ruffle Waisted Peplum Gown

$80 rental
$660 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Expert tailoring makes this gown by Raoul a must for your next formal event. A sleek shape with perfectly placed ruffles make a stunning combination for black tie glam. Take this look to the next level by adding bold accessories like Tom Binns’ Cut Couture Drop Earrings, Ben-Amun’s Coupled Pearls Bracelet and Ben-Amun’s Kiss the Bride Bracelet.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black Crepe (80% Polyester, 10% Silk, 6% Rayon, 4% Spandex). Strapless. Straight neckline with boned bodice. Straight skirt with peplum detail and back slit. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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14 reviews

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True to Size 13
Large 1
Photos 11
Erin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 9, 2014

I felt like a million bucks in this dress! I am recommending rent the runway to everyone!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great fit, great length. The long size was great for tall girls. I'm 5'6" and was able to wear my highest heels with this!
Renni
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 5, 2014

Belle of the Ball!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was number 3 of 3 that I rented for Mardi Gras weekend in New Orleans for our very busy weekend of events. Every dress was a success (2 formals and one luncheon cocktail dress). My other rental was the same designer and I wore a size 4 but because of the design of this dress and my ample top :-) I needed the size 6. Literally the compliments flowed all night. This ball was tails and white gloves so very formal. This was absolutely exactly the look I wanted. My friend in the pic is also wearing a RTR dress by the way.
jojaws
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 16, 2014

Nice dress...

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great dress, comfortable, especially if you are feeling bloated or have something to hide in the mid section. The peplum is wonderfully dramatic, but It is black so that makes it very basic, great if you don't want to be the center of attention but have some uniqueness.
Laura
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

This wasn't my first choice, and I wouldn't say it was my favorite ever, but it did the job.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Super easy fit, was a little tight around the bust but nothing major or unbearable. The peplum added just the right amount of flair and has a silvery tone underneath that worked for the space industry gala I wore this for. I have a small waist but I also have enough hip that I wasn't completely crazy about the added fabric there. Fabric is comfy and it's a relatively easy wear. If you don't mind a little hip baggage and you're looking for a safe black option with that little something extra to set you apart, this does the trick.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 29, 2014

So many people said I was the best dressed in the room!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It fits a little right in the torso, but overall it runs pretty true to size. I'm also a little short, so the dress was slightly long on me.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 18, 2014

Dress was elegant

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The only downside is if you have a large bust. I had to do a lot of squeezing to get into the dress and then wore a shall to overcome some of the "spillover". Otherwise, the dress was very well received
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 19, 2014

I felt like Audrey Hepburn!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had so much trouble getting a dress but the amazing stylists at Rent the Runway went completely out of their way and when my original dress' quality had me without anything to wear, they sent me four more dresses! This dress fit me like a glove and with my four-inch heels the gown just touched the floor. It was perfect. I got compliments all night long, many telling me I looked like a 1940's movie star. I have a smaller bust and rib cage so the gown was no problem for me, but if you have a broader torso and a larger bust, you might want to rethink this dress. I had zero trouble dancing and moving around and in the end, I was so sad to send it back! Perfect night with a perfect dress!
Janet
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 9, 2014

A peplum that's glam instead of the usual cute!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was of course too long, since I'm 5'3", even with heels, but some temporary hemming did the trick! The dress is sleek and i got many compliments. But - my friend in the picture rented the Badgley Mischka Rouge Rosalind Peplum gown and she got 100x more compliments. Her dress was a true knockout standout, mine I'd say was just fine for a formal event.
Kaitlin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Jun 19, 2014

The dress was super easy to wear and I felt great in it!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Black is always slimming but when you add the peplum lay over you can eat all you want!
Fashionlover
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 7, 2014

This dress was really great. It had an understated elegance. I got lots of compliments

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
If you have a small chest then a bra isn't needed as there is boning in the dress. With that said the size I wore (6L) had an issue where some of the boning was sticking out at the bottom of the bodice, and without padding it was would have been uncomfortable. I wish you could see that there is a beautiful silvery blue/gray lining under the peplum but it was a beautiful surprise. All in all if you want a simple subtly elegant dress with a bit of a twist this fits your needs!
A. Kat
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

SO flattering in every way. !

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is perfect for a formal affair. I loved the fit of this dress, It is very slimming and comfortable. The fabric is heavy and a beautiful quality. In a sea of black you still stand out.
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133 lbs
Sep 13, 2014

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a lovely dress I rented for a formal bar mitzvah. They recommended that you ordered a size up as your back up dress, which I did, however I should have ordered a size smaller because the 6L was too big. I ended up not wearing this dress and wearing an alternate. I would, however, rent this dress again. The material is heavy and screams quality. It is really pretty on. One thing, it is long. 3 inch heels would not cut it (I am 5'7).
Tensie J. Taylor
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 27, 2015

I received numerous compliments on this gorgeous gown! People loved the style & said it was classy.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The reason I gave this dress 4 stars is because it was a bit too long for me. I am short (5'1''), so that might have something to do with it. I had on 5 inch heels and I still had to hold my dress up when I walked. However, everything else was fabulous! The size was perfect; the style was so elegant and classy; and the material was great! I wore this dress to a ball and people loved it! Everyone kept asking where I got the dress from, and I felt like a princess that evening. Thank you Rent the Runway for yet another fabulous and stylish look!
Quiana
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 10, 2015

Perfect for Post-Partum!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was very nervous about my first black-tie affair since having my baby but this peplum stunner fit the bill. The reviews on length didn't apply in my case: at 5"6" I was fine in 3" heels although others of similar height said they needed even higher heels. I'm usually a 6 but ended up wearing the back-up size 8 due to breastfeeding as the bust was still snug and I had trouble zipping it up (I didn't wear a bra just nursing pads!). I received tons of compliments and as this was my 1st RTR experience I will definitely be back!
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